Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs. The simplicity of the stool concept has made it useful for a variety of functions that include seating for children, flexible outdoor seating, and seating for restaurant and bar counters. When designing or choosing a stool, differences in materiality, durability, height, weight, and seat size are important specifications to consider.

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ErgoErgo Stool
Illustration of a woman sitting on the ErgoErgo Stool for scale

The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design. We can use the ErgoErgo seat in schools, offices, libraries, dorms, kids' rooms, public places, and private homes because of its compact design and portability. It is lightweight, occupies less space, and is made of recyclable technopolymer—hence safe for both the environment and humans.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
Hudson Stools

The Hudson Stools were originally designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York City in 2000; this stool is Philippe Starck’s updated version of Emeco’s 1944 1006 Navy Chair. The Hudson Stools are formed from lightweight, durable, aluminum, which when put through Emeco’s metal processing is three times stronger than steel.

The Hudson Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. Hudson Counter Stools have an overall height of 37” (94 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 24” (61 cm). The taller Hudson Barstool has an overall height of 43” (109 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Hudson Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Hudson Stools were originally designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York City in 2000; this stool is Philippe Starck’s updated version of Emeco’s 1944 1006 Navy Chair. The Hudson Stools are formed from lightweight, durable, aluminum, which is processed at three times stronger than steel.

The Hudson Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. Hudson Counter Stools have an overall height of 37” (94 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 24” (61 cm). The taller Hudson Barstool has an overall height of 43” (109 cm), width of 18” (46 cm), depth of 21.5” (55 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Hudson Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Saarinen Tulip Stool

The Saarinen Tulip Stool is formed by single, pedestal base with a cushioned seat on top and is available in a variety of colors. Eero Saarinen’s inspiration for the Tulip Stool came from how troubled he was by the undersides of tables and chairs; he made the Tulip Stool in effort to clear up the “slum of legs” in American homes.

The Saarinen Tulip Stool has an overall height of 17.75” (45 cm) and diameter of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Saarinen Tulip Stool with height, width and depth measurements
The Saarinen Tulip Stool is formed by single, pedestal base with a cushioned seat on top and is available in a variety of colors. Eero Saarinen’s inspiration for the Tulip Stool came from how troubled he was by the undersides of tables and chairs by removing legs.

The Saarinen Tulip Stool has an overall height of 17.75” (45 cm) and diameter of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Saarinen Tulip Stool with height, width and depth measurements
Platner Stool

The Platner Stool is a stool created from a plush circular seat set atop a throne of curved metal wiring. The Platner Stool is available in many different types of upholstery and requires over one thousand welds to be created. Warren Platner designed this chair in 1962 and hoped to demonstrate that graceful, decorative, Louis XV-esque furniture can be modern too.

The Platner Stool has an overall height of 23” (58 cm) and diameter of 15.25” (39 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Platner Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Platner Stool is a stool created from a plush circular seat set atop a throne of curved metal wiring. Warren Platner designed this chair in 1962 and hoped to demonstrate that graceful, decorative, Louis XV-esque furniture can be modern too.

The Platner Stool has an overall height of 23” (58 cm) and diameter of 15.25” (39 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Platner Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
Stool Heights

Stool heights come in a range of sizes and types to respond to a variety of functions and uses. The most common variants of stool heights are counter stools, bar stools, and tall bar stools.

Counter stools range from 23”-28” (58-71 cm), bar stools from 29”-32” (74-81 cm), and tall bar stools from 33”-36” (84-91 cm). A minimum of 10” (25 cm) should be measured and provided between the top of stool seat and the underside of any counter to provide adequate space for the user.

Comparison drawing of the heights of bar stools with people ranging from counter stool to bar stool and tall bar stool
Stool heights come in a range of sizes and types to respond to a variety of functions and uses. The most common variants of stool heights are counter stools, bar stools, and tall bar stools.

Counter stools range from 23”-28” (58-71 cm), bar stools from 29”-32” (74-81 cm), and tall bar stools from 33”-36” (84-91 cm). A minimum of 10” (25 cm) should be measured and provided between the top of stool seat and the underside of any counter to provide adequate space for the user.

Comparison drawing of the heights of bar stools with people ranging from counter stool to bar stool and tall bar stool
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